Dear Friends,

This year we held our annual board retreat in Madurai, and it was truly one of the most inspiring meetings we’ve ever had.  We met one-on-one with the team running our Spectacles for Scholars’ program and heard how they are planning to grow the program to screen 1 million school children.  We saw first-hand the impact of the Ring of Hope program, which pays for eye cancer treatment and rehabilitation, and met many of the survivors and their families.  And, we were honored to attend the inauguration of a rural vision center in Thuvarankurichi, which will provide basic eye care for 50,000 people.

Perhaps the most exciting part of our trip was spending time with the next generation of leaders – rest assured that Aravind is in great hands.  Dr. V’s spirit of service, excellence, and compassion lives on in each one of them.

Wishing you a blessed and joyous Diwali,

Aravind Eye Foundation Board